Charleston County, South Carolina Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of twenty volumes of bound carbon copy transcriptions of records from Charleston County, South Carolina kept between 1719 and 1763. Included are records of deeds, minutes from the clerk of the court, records of proceedings in the court of common pleas, wills, and inventory lists of property. Wills and inventory lists provide detailed records about slave ownership, manumission, indentures and apprenticeships, animals, furniture, books, equipment, tools, boats and miscellaneous property, especially business and trade inventories.
- Charleston County (S.C.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
The Carolina settlement of Charles Town, named in honor of King Charles II of England, was established after English settlers arrived in 1670; it was renamed Charleston in 1783. From 1720 until 1773 South Carolina was under English jurisdiction as a Crown Colony. This collection consists of twenty volumes of bound carbon copy transcriptions of records from Charleston County, South Carolina kept between 1719 and 1763.
The records of Charleston County, South Carolina, are arranged in chronological order.
Method of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1997 by History Professor Emeritus Clarence L. Ver Steeg, Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Sigrid Pohl Perry, January 1998.
- Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections (Organization)
- Guide to the Charleston County, South Carolina Records
- Sigrid Pohl Perry
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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